And now there are three.
The Raiders, who carried four quarterbacks past the 53-man roster deadline of Saturday at 6:00 p.m. ET, have decided to get rid of one of them.
Specifically, they’ve gotten rid of Tyler Wilson.
Wilson, a fourth-round draft pick from Arkansas, fell behind undrafted fourth-stringer Matt McGloin of Penn State. The Raiders possibly will sign Wilson to the practice squad if he clears waivers.
With the premium placed on the quarterback position, Wilson probably won’t clear waivers.
For now, he exits Oakland with a signing bonus of $450,900. Anyone who claims him will have to pay the minimum salaries for 2013 through 2016, if they keep him that long.
On one hand, it’s gutsy that the Raiders were willing to admit they were wrong about Wilson. On the other hand, a team that is mired in a rebuilding mess can’t afford to waste any draft picks. Especially not fourth-rounders.